The use of encryption has largely been the stuff of military history. The recent movie The Imitation Game tells a silver-screen version of the famous WWII Nazi Enigma Machine and how British mathematician Alan Turing and his colleagues were able to crack its code.

But because of the jarringly bad news about high-profile data breaches, and the increase of privacy regulations and compliance requirements, the use of encryption technologies is on the rise. In the enterprise, the purpose of encryption is to ensure the security and confidentiality of information and data stored on proprietary or cloud-based systems and sent via digital communication ...

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